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British Gardeners Battle Over Peat, for Bogs’ Sake

New York Times: For Britain’s legion of gardeners, peat has long been as essential to gardening as beer is to the corner pub. So trowels flew after the British government — heeding environmental concerns — announced plans to gradually eliminate peat from all gardening products, setting off an intense battle over how to prioritize two of this country’s defining passions: indulging the yard and protecting the planet. While many gardeners regard the partially decomposed plant matter known as peat as an almost magical… Continue reading

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White House Orders Agencies to Submit Overdue Scientific Integrity Policies

Greenwire: The White House is requiring federal agencies to submit drafts of their scientific integrity policies in August, more than two years after President Obama announced plans to protect scientists’ work from political meddling. Continue reading

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White House Orders Agencies to Submit Overdue Scientific Integrity Policies

Greenwire: The White House is requiring federal agencies to submit drafts of their scientific integrity policies in August, more than two years after President Obama announced plans to protect scientists’ work from political meddling. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy announced yesterday in a blog post that agencies have 90 days to submit drafts, news that was welcome to advocacy groups who have waited years for such progress. Gavin Baker, a federal information policy analyst at… Continue reading

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